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noun (the Bible)
the Christian scriptures, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. (the Bible) the Jewish scriptures, consisting of the Torah or Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa or Writings. (also bible) a copy of the Christian or Jewish scriptures:clutching a large black Bible under his arm a particular edition or translation of the Bible:the New English Bible (bible) informal any authoritative book:“Larousse Gastronomique,” the bible of French cooking the scriptures of any religion.